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Table 2 Comparison of the mean infestation rates (%) in the different bat species

From: Bat flies (Diptera: Nycteribiidae and Streblidae) infesting cave-dwelling bats in Gabon: diversity, dynamics and potential role in Polychromophilus melanipherus transmission

  M.i H.c H.g R.a C.a ANOVA
F df P
All caves 74.21 ± 3.19 26.03 ± 6.61 23.97 ± 8.44 66.52 ± 9.72 4.43 ± 4.43 13.15 75 < 0.0001
Kessipoughou 69.74 ± 4.30 36.75 ± 11.07 38.36 ± 11.35 79.72 ± 11.81 na 4.65 33 0.008
Djibilong 78.14 ± 4.77 30.13 ± 11.57 na 62.50 ± 23.93 na 5.96 20 0.009
Faucon 76.06 ± 13.38 4.43 ± 4.43 0 na 4.43 ± 4.43 24.54 8 < 0.0001
Zadie na 2.50 ± 2.50 0 27.90 ± 1.45 na 135.80 5 < 0.0001
  1. Abbreviations: C.a Coleura afra, H.c Hipposideros caffer complex, H.g Hipposideros gigas, M.i Miniopterus inflatus, R.a Rousettus aegyptiacus, ANOVA, analysis of variance, F ANOVA F-statistic, df degrees of freedom, P P-value, na, not applicable (i.e. missing data)